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Sausalito Currents - June 28, 2013
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Posted Date: 6/28/2013 3:30 PM

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(Watch for the new posting on Open City Hall on Monday, July 1, 2013 – you will find the link under News & Updates on the City’s homepage)


All City offices will be closed on Thursday, July 4



All kids 12 & under are eligible to sign up for the Summer Reading Challenge, whether they’re being read to or reading on their own! Participants must come to the library at least six times between 6/8 & 8/2, and read for a total of 20 hours. Kids get prizes after each library visit and kids who complete the Summer Reading Challenge get a free book & are entered into a lottery for even more awesome prizes!

Our special activities this week include:

Tuesday, 7/2 The Bubble Lady
This show really pops! It’s crazy and zany and tons of fun. A Sausalito favorite!
3:30 pm, Council Chambers
All ages!

Wednesday, 7/3 Toddler story time
9:40 am, Council Chambers
For children 0-3 and their caregivers

Wednesday 7/3 Masks from the Sea
Calling all mermaids, sailors and fish! Come make a mask all your own!
3:30 pm, Edgewater Room
Recommended for kids 4-8, but all ages are welcome.

*Sorry - No story time on Thursday, July 4th*

Friday 7/5 A Terrarium; Your Own Whimsical World
Come make a terrarium at this hands-on workshop. We’ll provide the plants and everything you need, but feel free to bring a container of your own.
3:30 pm, Edgewater Room
Creativity Club--for ages 9-12


Monday, July 15 - 7:00 pm in the Council Chambers
Sausalito Library Speaker Series
Free event

Michael Konrad, Scientist and Author
Sausalito resident Michael Konrad retired from a career as a biochemist and molecular biologist to focus on the marine life along the Richardson Bay shore. His recently published book, “Life on the Dock”, describes the animals and plants that grow on the edges of the floating docks that make up our boat harbors. The inhabitants on and around the docks represent a huge diversity of size and life style and we can learn a great deal of biology from our neighbors on the dock. A modest microscope, a few books, and access to the Internet enable the beginning biologist to acquire a basic understanding of the science of biology.

The author will describe how simple it is to follow the embryonic development of animals on the dock, and why this is often the key to a deeper understanding. He will describe similarities between the dock animals and humans.



4th of July Festivities
As is customary, we start off with the biggest and the all time greatest parade which begins at 10:00 am (sharp!) at the intersection of Second and Main Street. The parade then s-l-o-w-l-y winds its way through town (down Bridgeway to San Carlos and then on to Caledonia Street, ending at Dunphy Park for the next round of festivities. Starting at 12 noon there will be live music all day long in the park. There will also be food, dancing, family games, tug-of-war and the famous traditional egg toss to help make this an exciting event for the whole family. Come and enjoy a good old-fashioned 4th of July celebration!

Here are some of the highlights that will take place at Dunphy Park:

11:30 am - Cole Tate Band
1:30 pm - Tug-Of-War
2:00 pm - Egg Toss Contest (anyone can participate!)
2:45 pm - Drudgetown (

Then it’s off to the July 4th Fireworks Extravaganza at Gabrielson Park from 6:30 pm to 9:30 pm. Live Music fills the evening air in anticipation of the grand finale to a fun filled day in Sausalito. Richardson's Bay provides a beautiful view and front row seating to our very own firework display off Spinnaker Point. The evening is hosted by the Sausalito Parks & Recreation Department.

From 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm Livewire ( will perform. Then, at precisely 9:20 pm, the fireworks will begin. This year’s show is set to music! You can listen to Radio Sausalito at 1610AM or on your television on Comcast Cable Channel 30.

You can reserve your table for $100 for Sausalito Residents and $110 Non-residents, and which includes six seats for you and your guests to enjoy the entertainment all evening long. For table reservations, call the Parks and Recreation office 289-1452.



Notice is hereby given that the Sausalito City Council will hold a public hearing beginning at 7:00 pm on Tuesday, July 9, 2013 in the City Council Chambers at City Hall, 420 Litho Street, Sausalito on the following project:

ZOQ 10-355 – An amendment of Title 10 (Zoning) of the Municipal Code regarding the standards and regulations for residences in the Two and Multi-Family (R-2-2.5 and R-3) Zoning Districts. The amendment would reduce the allowable floor area, building coverage and impervious surfaces of any unit on a parcel in the R-2-2.5 and R-3 Zoning Districts and a mandate that the remaining floor area, building coverage and impervious surfaces be held in reserve for an additional unit(s). The amendment would also add additional findings and submittal requirements for Design Review Permits and allow for an exception to parking requirements.


(subject to cancellation)


 June 28  6:30 pm  Jazz & Blues: Primary Colors  Gabrielson Park
     Sponsored by: Sausalito on the Waterfront  
 June 29  10:30 am  Family Story Time  Council Chambers
 June 30  10:00 am  Farmers Market  Dunphy Park
 July 2   3:30 pm    Kids Library Performance:  The Bubble Lady          (see above)
 July 3  9:40 am  Toddler Story Time  Council Chambers
 July 3  3:30 pm  Kids Library Homemade Adventure:   (see above)
               Masks from the Sea
 July 5  3:30 pm  Kids Library Creativity Club:  (see above)
              A Terrarium: Your own whimsical world



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Tip from the Tree Committee:
Here's a little-known fact: There is a fine of up to $1000 for altering, pruning, shaping, trimming, topping, or removing any protected, heritage, dedicated or city-owned tree without a Tree Removal / Alteration Permit.

  • Protected Trees include any Coast Live Oak (Quercus agrifolia) on developed private property measuring 4 inches or more in diameter at breast height (DBH) or any tree measuring 4 inches or more in DBH on undeveloped private property.
  • Heritage Trees include any tree measuring 10 inches or more in DBH on developed private property.
  • Dedicated trees are those with special significance as provided for by resolution of the City Council.
  • City-Owned Trees include any tree or shrub on city-owned property or public right-of-way.

When in doubt, call Lilly Schinsing at (415) 289-4134 or email her at  with your questions. For more information visit the Trees and Views Ordinance (Municipal Code Section 11.12).

Tip from the Sustainability Commission:
Help Keep Household Medications Out of Our Watershed
Do you have expired or unwanted prescription drugs, non-prescription drugs, supplements, and needles? Please do not flush these items down your toilet, into your sink, or put them in your trash. Most drugs cannot be removed by sewage treatment plants so they end up in our watershed, contaminating our drinking water and the Bay. Safely dispose of these at the Sausalito Police Department at 29 Caledonia Street. They will also provide you with a free Sharps container to safely dispose of unwanted needles. Thank you for protecting our water!